Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
ds of thousands of people coming here to witness president obama take the oath of office for a second time. >> reporter: president obama made the short trip across lafayette park to attend a service at st. john's church. >> if anybody has tickets give me a shout out. >> reporter: as many as 700,000 people are expected to fill the national mall to watch the inauguration. darrell came here from jackson mississippi. he camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. >> i'm going to be sitting right there waiting for when they open up. >> reporter: thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremonial, held for the public. the constitution requires that the official swearing in take place on january 20th. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: he followed that up with a candlelight ceremony sunday night where he said today's parties are not about him. >> what we're celebrating is not t
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
died in exchange for the freedom of two prominent terror suspects behind bars in the u.s. the obama administration rejected that offer. >>> at least one person is dead from an earthquake that hit western indonesia this morning, it was a magnitude 6 on the northern tip of the island of sumatra. a 9-year-old girl was found dead in the ruins of her home. several other people are hurt and power was knocked out. there was no tsunami from that quake. >>> bay area headlines now, piedmont police are searching for suspects in two violent home invasion robberies less than an hour apart. the two robberies were on opposite sides of piedmont but the same group of armed men may have been responsible. no one was seriously injured. >>> a community meeting is planned this evening to discuss the closure of a fire station in walnut creek. the contra costa county fire protection district is scrambling to cut costs and the shutdown of station 4 is part of the plan. meeting begins at 7:00 at walnut heights elementary school in walnut creek. >>> 6:11. a surfer in a tou
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
of the morning. just a heads up. more of a visual distraction. back to you guys. >>> president obama is losing yet another member of his cabinet. the interior secretary ken salazar is ste down. according to the the "denver post" he is leaving the administration to spend more time with his family in colorado. secretary of state hillary clinton, defense secretary leon panetta, the treasury secretary geithner and the labor secretary hilda soliz are also leaving. >>> president obama will unveil his plan to reduce gun violence. cbs news says the plan calls for bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. it's also said to include criminal and mental health background checks for customers in all gun sales. the proposals would have to be approved by the house and senate something the president admits is not a sure thing. >> i want to be sure that i'm honest about americans about what will work. >> the president is looking into what actions he can take on his own by exec it order. the president is scheduled to speak at 8:55 this morning our time.
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
for the nfl draft in florida this week. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> president obama has unveiled his plan to curb gun violence but now comes the tricky part the hard part getting congress to go along with that program. the sweeping half billion- dollar plan calls for a ban on military-style assault rifles and expanded background checks on customers for every gun purchased. it would also limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. if there's even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try. >> the president signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence but his key proposals need congressional approval. >>> time now 6:11, all they could think of was the movie jaws. two fishermen encounter a great white. >> the place you live in you got to know what to do, where you are. >> you sure do. from state capitals to small countries you will meet a bay area geography whiz. how a sch
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
will start work in oakland february 10. >>> president obama will unveil details of his plan to reduce gun violence as soon as this week. >> he briefly discussed it yesterday in his last scheduled news conference of his first term. >> i'm confident that there's some steps that we can take that doesn't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then i want to go ahead and take it. >> the president's plan is expected to include a ban on high capacity magazines and stricter background checks for gun buyers. the president is still reviewing recommendations from the gun task force that was led by vice president joe biden. >>> state lawmakers in new york are expected to pass the nation's most restrictive gun law later today. the measure has already passed the state senate and is now before the assembly. it would increase sentences for gun crimes, ban internet sales of assault weapons and make it a misdemeanor for failing to safely store weapons.
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
for the obama administration as it approaches its second term including this. >> this is the new official photo of the president. it was taken in the oval office in early december. most of the inauguration ceremonies will take place monday in washington, d.c. you can see live coverage right here on cbs 5. >>> first lady michelle obama has a new do for the inaugural festivities. take a look. she showed it off yesterday on her 49th birthday and, of course, all the gossip websites are abuzz about this. you can see bangs are there. an example, yahoo uk praised the look but said, quote, is it the work of her long-standing hairdresser or dare we say it an impressive set of clippions? okay. >> wow. >> what do you think? >> it looks good. i like the bangs. >> does. 49, looking good. >>> 6:53. coming up a final check of traffic and weather and all your top stories. >> we'll be right back. during sleep train's huge year end clearance sale, get beautyrest, posturepedic even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. plus, get free same-day delivery, set-up